About < A+ > Alliance

The <A+> Alliance for inclusive algorithms is organized by Women@theTable and Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC). It’s a global, multidisciplinary, feminist coalition of academics, activists, technologists, prototyping the future of artificial intelligence and automated decision making to accelerate gender equality with technology and innovation. The <A+> Alliance was created for and by women and girls to leave no one behind.

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Women@theTable is a global civil society organization dedicated to breaking down barriers to systems change, enabling women and girls to participate fully and actively in shaping the world’s social, political, and economic spheres accomplished by using the prism of technology, innovation and AI to help feminists gain influence in sectors that have key structural impact: democracy & governance, the economy, and technology.

In 2019, Women at the Table’s Keynote and Declaration: Affirmative Action for Algorithms at Women in Data Science, Zürich led to the formation of the <A+> Alliance six months later. Our international coalition seeks to course correct gender, racial and intersectional bias in Artificial Intelligence and New Emerging Technologies.  We are proud leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Technology & Innovation for Gender Equality, and leaders of our sister f<A+I>r, Feminist AI Research network. In 2015, Women at the Table co-founded the International Gender Champions, a leadership network of decision-makers who break down gender barriers for system change that is now a stand alone organization with hubs in Geneva, New York, Vienna, Nairobi, The Hague and Paris. 

The <A+> Alliance was co-founded by Women at the Table and Ciudadanía Inteligente. The work of Ciudadanía Inteligente was fundamental to create this Alliance. 

is a public university established in 1971. Laboratorio Experimental (LabExp) is a research and extension group, located in the Centro Académico de Alajuela of Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. LabExp promotes the exchange and construction of knowledge between Public University and its social, economic and cultural surroundings. LabExp work is based on two objectives: the first is to develop and implement computing technology to contribute to the solution of problems of the local reality; the second is to promote participation of students from Computing Engineering in the processes developed with the aim of contributing to their comprehensive formation. The proposed solutions to the problems must be transversalized by three elements that are considered essential from the LabExp perspective: free software, open data, and active participation of the community.